Eric, is there a setting in our control panel for how our browser will respond to links embedded in a post? In other forums, you can select whether your browser jumps the current tab to the linked site, opens the linked site in a new tab, or opens it in a new window. Obviously, if you're paying attention, you can right click on the link and tell it how to open, but it sure would be nice for either the default result of clicking on it, be opening it in a separate tab since most folks use tabbed browsing by now, or having a rule in your control panel for how to deal with it.
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